Elvis Merzlikins called it his most important game. Brad Larsen called it both a special and strange night. But many years from now and beyond, Thursday night’s Blue Jackets’ home opener won’t soon be forgotten. A total of 13 Blue Jackets’ scored at least one point in their decisive 8-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes.
Matiss Kivlenieks saved his best for last. On Thursday, a Memorial Service was held in suburban Columbus to remember the late Blue Jackets’ goaltender who tragically died due to a fireworks accident. He will be remembered for a lot of things. But after Thursday, he will be remembered always as a hero. Related: Hockey World
News of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks’ tragic passing broke the airwaves on Monday and left the NHL community shocked and deeply saddened. Kivlenieks, at just 24, was killed on Sunday night after a fireworks accident. The tragedy ripped a hole through Columbus’ hockey community. However, through the grief and shock, Columbus did what
It was a game that most saw coming off a bye week. The Columbus Blue Jackets entered their game Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres looking to extend their winning streak. If they were going to do that, they had to find their legs early and often in an afternoon matinee against a desperate team coming
Let me give you a couple of names to think about. Joonas Korpisalo. Elvis Merzlikins. Matiss Kivlenieks. If you’re a Columbus Blue Jackets or a die-hard hockey fan, you know who these players are. If not, you’re now seeing three reasons why the Blue Jackets are on a roll. Imagine that I walk up to